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LaGrange Housing Authority Receives Health & Wellness Incentive Grant

The LaGrange Housing Authority has been selected by the Association County Commissioners of Georgia (ACCG) to receive one of the Employee Health & Wellbeing Incentive Grants awarded statewide to promote worksite programs designed to enhance the health and wellbeing of employees and family members. Awards are made to members of the ACCG Group Health Benefits Program (GHBP), underwritten by Blue ...

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Rotary Reads and Gifts Pre-K Students with a Book

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Rotarian and Executive Director of Hills and Dales Estates, Carleton Wood, recently took some time out of his busy schedule to read to students at Franklin Forest Elementary. The kids enjoyed hearing the inflection in his voice and happily joined in as he read two stories from Sleepytime Tales to the Pre-K students. They became even more excited when he ...

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TCSO Chief Investigator Retires

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When Mike Caldwell wakes up on Wednesday morning he will begin his first day in more than 40 years outside of law enforcement. The Lead Investigator for the Troup County Sheriff’s Office is retiring Tuesday and was given a send-off during the department’s annual Christmas party. Caldwell began his career in law enforcement in Los Angeles, before taking a job ...

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Teen Arrested for Hit & Run

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LaGrange Police have arrested 17-year-old female after she allegedly fled from an auto accident that occurred right near the police department in rush hour traffic. Wednesday evening about 5:15 p.m., officers with the LaGrange Police Department took a walk-in report at the police station in reference to a Hit & Run. Police spoke to the female complainant, who advised she ...

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Federal Court Dismisses NAACP Lawsuit Against City of LaGrange

A federal judge dismissed the lawsuit filed in May 2017 by the NAACP and others against the City of LaGrange regarding utility billing practices. Judge Timothy C. Batten, Sr., ruled the complaint against the City failed to state a claim for which relief could be granted under the Fair Housing Act. “We always believed the City would prevail in this ...

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Shoplifting Leads to Felony Narcotics Arrest

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LaGrange Police have arrested a West Point woman on multiple felony charges after she allegedly stole a few small items while carrying a bag of crystal meth. The whole incident started Monday afternoon around 2:40 p.m., when officers with the LaGrange Police Department were called to Walmart on New Franklin Road in reference to Shoplifting. Police arrived and spoke to ...

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Community Says Goodbye to Local Lawman

There’s a reason that movie directors often choose to set funerals in the cold and rain. It’s meant to imply that the Earth itself is mourning the loss of someone special. Maybe it’s a coincidence, but God chose to cloud the area with cold and bitter rain the day he called Deputy Arthur Ransom home. Ransom passed away at an ...

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Faith Baptist Church Hosts Church Safety and Security Seminar Presented by The Troup County Sheriff’s Office

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Tuesday evening, December 5th, people from all over the community braved the torrential rain to congregate at Faith Baptist Church. Everyone had the same goal in mind: keeping their churches safe from danger. Faith’s Pastor Donald Yancey opened the evening, then Jason Ritter began the safety presentation. Jason Ritter has been in public safety for 18 years. He currently works ...

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Lions Club Hosts LaGrange College Choir

LaGrange College Chamber Choir performs for The Lion's Club

There is something special around this time of year, a certain magic in the air. In this time of giving and expression, there is a lot going on and a lot of people want to provide something meaningful to the conversation. With all of this Christmas spirit, one of the best ways to spread the cheer is through song. There ...

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Police Investigating Fight as Potential Robbery

LaGrange Police are currently investigating a fight between a male and a female as a potential robbery by force. Tuesday evening about 5:11 p.m., officers with the LaGrange Police responded to Kissler Street in reference to reports of a fight. Police arrived and spoke with the victim, who stated that she needed a report for a fight she had with ...

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